Shooting for the playoffs

Posted on 03 December 2014 by admin

Lady Archers shoot through 3-game winning streak

PHOTO | DAVID KLOECKENER

PHOTO | DAVID KLOECKENER

By: SPENCER GLEASON
Editor in Chief

After stringing together a five-game and three-game winning streak, the 2014-15 STLCC Lady Archers enter December with back-to-back conference games against Jefferson College and Mineral Area College.

With an 8-1 record, STLCC will play six of their next 10 games at their STLCC-Forest Park home.

“This month is a good month for us. We have a lot of big games coming up. They’ll be big tests for the girls. We just try to take it one game at a time,” STLCC Assistant Coach Janey Milligan said. “When they’re on a roll. We have to keep them down to Earth a little bit and push them in practice. And that’s what we try to do. There’s always room for improvement.”

Following last season’s Region XVI Title loss, the Lady Archers began remodeling their roster. Six freshman and six sophomores make up the 12-girl roster.

Freshman Khalia Miller was their first of six signings. Since starting her college career, Miller has averaged 12.6 points per game. That is second best on the team in the category.

“She’s maturing a lot in her first year, which is good,” Milligan said. “She’s such a competitor. For being such a small player, no challenge is too big for her. She’s very intense, especially on the defensive end of the floor.”

Sophomore guard Deb Holcomb leads the Lady Archers with 23.8 points per game.

“I think [they’re] a nice duo,” Milligan said.

Sophomore Khalilah Morrow and freshman Abby Holtkamp lead the Lady Archers from inside the paint, combining an average of 14.6 points per game.

From start to finish, Milligan said that the Lady Archers have the talent to travel deep into the playoffs.

“I got excited about this team over the summer — having all of the girls come in and fitting all of the pieces of the puzzle,” Milligan said. “They’re playing well together. I can’t wait to see how far we go this year.”

 

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